Eleven years following her launch in 2008 under the name of South, the 55-metre motor yacht Rarity has become a sea veteran. As a Fraser charter vessel over the years, she has been spending her summers in the Mediterranean and winter seasons in the Indian Ocean. Having received regular refurbishments throughout her lifetime, including a new coat of paint to her superstructure and bilges, work on her shafts and a stern extension during her refit in 2017, Rarity is in top condition and is now on the market with MMYB. President of MMYB and recently-announced CA Marcello Maggi takes the time to share with SuperYacht Times why Rarity is such a welcome addition to the superyacht marketplace. Built to RINA class in 2008 by Rossi Navi, Rarity received her 10-year survey during 2017. Her sophisticated look is thanks to the original interior and exterior work of Officina Italiana Design, whereas Cristiano Gatto Design saw to her interior renovations during her 2017 refit. With her naval architecture by Alessandro Cusumano, Rarity is truly an Italian creation both inside and out. Once embarked, guests are greeted by a circular lobby and centred in the guest lobby, there is an illuminated circular staircase, draped around a beautiful glass elevator that serves all of her four decks. For a yacht this size, this is a truly rare and special feature. Characterised by the combination of regal Italian and contemporary decor, Rarity’s main saloon is a fine example of the luxury craftsmanship that went into creating her. The main saloon is an ideal space to entertain and is decorated with plush velvet seating, modern artwork on the walls and a grand dining area. Her second saloon features floor-to-ceiling windows that help brighten the space and offers additional seating and dining table for relaxing, entertaining or simply enjoying the evening's fare from the yacht's experienced chef. The dark floors and teal and cream colours of the furniture provide a warm and sophisticated atmosphere throughout the entire vessel - all of which were updated during her refit in 2017, including the addition of LED lights in every room. The 731 GT vessel is ready to accommodate 12 guests across her owner’s suite, VIP stateroom, two double cabins and two twin cabins. While still luxurious, the understated style of the staterooms provides a cosy, minimalist atmosphere. The next owner for Rarity will enjoy the owner’s suite, which can be found beyond the private study on the main deck. This special stateroom comes with a personal seating area, walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom with both a free-standing bath and shower. Having been intended for private use, Rarity made her charter debut during the summer of 2018. As a result, a whole host of yachties and travellers alike have been accommodated for in one of the additional five guest staterooms. With each and every guest stateroom tastefully decorated with blue and cream accents, they have been cleverly designed to match the scenic, nautical surroundings outside the windows.Guests will appreciate Rarity’s three spacious teak decks, which all offer plenty of opportunities to relax in the sun and benefit from her impressive 10-metre beam. Sliding doors in the upper deck lounge open to reveal the upper aft deck, which features a shaded al fresco dining area, a large cinema screen and set of sofas looking out over the water. More seating and a Jacuzzi is located on the forward area, where guests can enjoy cocktails while appreciating the unbeatable sea views. The facilities onboard Rarity also boast a well-equipped sports deck, which is home to a gym, outdoor sun pads, loungers and another dining area. In 2017 Rarity was fitted with a new ladder and her swimming platform was extended by 1.5-metres to allow all guests easy access to the water.The refit also extended to fitting her out with new tanks, underwater lights and her bulbous bow. Her engine room and tender garage were also refitted allowing for changes such as new Vulcan connections between the gearbox and main engine, an update of the main engines and balancing of the propellers. Powered by two 2231hp Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines and featuring a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, she has a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. As part of the flawless service onboard Rarity, the crew of up to 11 who are accommodated for across five cabins on the lower deck, ensure that all guests are kept comfortable through the use of the onboard zero speed stabilisers. To find out more about Rarity or to make an enquiry, contact the Central Agent MMYB and Marcello Maggi directly by using the details found below:
Marcello Maggi Yachting Boutique
Le Pathio Palace
41 Avenue Hector Otto
98000 Principaute de Monaco
T: +377 643 918 312
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